Friday, October 31, 2008

it's halloween day
no treats for shorty mcshort
hit kid with a board

'nuff said...what would you do? my four year old hit a two year old with a 2x4 at daycare yesterday...would you take halloween away? i did. thank goodness the little boy is ok. i'm sure we'll have plenty more tears tonight. i hope this is big enough that she gets the no hitting message.

being a mom is hard.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thank You!!! And another giveaway!!!

So I have to send out a great big THANK YOU to Vicky at Secret Mom Thoughts. I won her Pay it Forward giveaway a while back and her oh so sweet package arrived last week. I absolutely love it and we've manage to eat almost all of the candy corn already! I'm loving my Burt's Bees lip balm too. Thanks so much!!! Now I need to have yet another giveaway.

I'm out of creative ideas. So for your entry into my latest PIF Giveaway you need to put into your comment what you want to win in my giveaway (i.e. janelle is out of ideas, just tell her what to go buy for you, keep it under $15...shipping can be a killer).

And now for the goodies from Vicky:

Oh yeah....contest will end November 8th at noon (pacific time). If you win, you agree to blog your win and have your own PIF giveaway as well. If you don't have a blog you agree to do something nice for someone...and document it on my blog (you can e-mail me your story).

Seriously...if you're not going to blog it or let me blog it, don't enter. Keep the spirit of the pay it forward giveaways. It's fun.

Monday, October 27, 2008

From the Mouth of a Babe....

So Shorty and I were driving home from ballet on Saturday and the subject of babies comes up. Shorty says, "How does the baby get out of the mommy's belly?" I continued to listen and she says, "so does it come up your chest and out your mouth?"

I chuckled a bit and let her know that babies do not come out of the mommy's mouth. She inquired further and I said when she was older she'd learn more about that.

So...should I have just told her they come out the mommy's vagina? She knows the word. I was afraid she'd be shocked or sicked out...does this make me a bad mommy?

Bring on the flogging!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekly Winners

October 19-25, 2008

Miss Ballet McShort at it halloween tights...oh to be 4 again!

Thank you card writing McShort...they're finally finished, just need to get 'em all in the mail!

Shorty made her own thank you cards...Mom colored the one on the left side.

I forgot to post this last week, but Shorty is now the proud owner of an apple tree. It was an add-on birthday present. She loves it, can you tell?

We carved pumpkins is the pumpkin family.

Shorty just loves 'em, can you tell?

Look Dad, my hands are clean!

Just scoopin!

Ick...that's my initial response to the guts and then once I get going I'm ok.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Halloween Costumes Gone Wrong

So my twin, bless her I don't have a blog yet humorous soul sent me an e-mail with pictures of halloween costumes gone wrong. Here we go, with my little snarky comments as well, stated just below the picture.

Ok "Elvis", did you seriously mean to have the camel toe effect with the costume or is that a side effect of all the polyester/spandex? WRONG, JUST TOTALLY WRONG! Leave the camel for the cover of a cigarette box!

Ok Hooter Boys, you get a kudos. Fantastic idea. I'd like to call this "Hooter Reunion...40 years post retirement". Bwahahahahahaha...and how did they make the boobs? They're great!

Ok, seriously...too far. He's gone too far. I so badly wish I were friends with Ree at Confessions of a Pioneer Woman so I could share this with her. I'm thinking she'd find it hilarious, but I don't know....I wouldn't want her to think some sick-o was stalking her, so I'm NOT going to send it to her. But feel free to do it on your own! (and I do kinda get the sick sheep humor. I did grow up in South Dakota after all!!!)

Just one word: SICK! Does he seriously think he's some kind of crime fighter? The only thing he is going to be able to do is scare everyone away. I just don't get it.

I have no words for this one. Seriously. What the F*#K?! Does she understand how positively creepy this is? That she can only be open to complete public scrutiny? OMG!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This is my friend Liane. She's a great friend. Too bad she's a Republican. Tee hee hee. And for the record, I count the friend pictured in this post a friend even though I've not met her.

Happy Hump Day to you all. (even though it's still Tuesday, I'm headed to bed, so it's like almost hump day)

'Nuff said.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weekly Winners

October 12-18, 2008

Sophie & Shorty McShort

Pumpkin Patch Lovin' McShort

A goat in a tree? Yup!

And on a house...Fun in the hay maze.

Pony ride...can we get a pony to have at our house?

That's a big pumpkin!

Birthday girl Ava. What fun to have a party at a pumpkin patch!

Sophie's tongue just cracks me up!

For home....oh the fun of gutting them!

For school...those lucky first graders!

Oh how Shorty loves pumpkins!

I can't even describe how good these were...we ate 'em so fast I didn't get a picture!

More Kitty Torture

I got my nails filled Saturday...went for something different....what do you think?
Black tips with a silver line.

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Baby Therapy and A Dancing Matress

So driving home each day I am the luckiest girl in the world due to the fact that I get to see dancing mattress man. Seriously. How much does this guy get paid to dance and hold the sign for mattress world? And does he enjoy his job? Who knows. I just crack up everyday when I see him and because I was headed to meet a very new young girl I happened to have my camera handy. So, hats off to you dancing mattress man (like in the bud light radio commercials the voice over thing, you know...real American hero....Mr. Mattress Man, a real American hero. not.)And onto the good stuff. Meet Miss Maggie. What a dolly. She entered the world some time around noon on Thursday. She's a wee thing at 5 pounds 12 ounces (or something very close to that), but oh so sweet and cuddly.

I just couldn't get enough of her. After a good fix I had to head home so my dear Mr. Tall Man could go to poker. What a sweet baby she is!!!
Meet her mom and dad. Don't they look like great parents? They are. Isabelle would say so. (that's their other little lady and she's oh so sweet too!) Mom works in the classroom next to me. She teaches kindergarten.
Congrats to you both and welcome to the world Maggie!!! I look forward to watching you grow up (and possibly making your mom crazy and gray haired at some point).